Posted by Sharon Schendel
La Jolla Institute for Immunology Chief Advancement Officer Chris Lee points out some of the Institute highlights
We visited La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) on the UCSD campus to start our three week road trip.  LJI is home to around 25 world-renowned faculty who are performing important basic research studies that can be translated into clinical applications.  
Last year LJI recruited Prof. Erica Saphire, whose group uses structural biology approaches to understand infection by some of the world's deadliest viruses, like Ebola virus and Lassa virus, and how the human immune system combats these viruses.  Saphire group member and President-Elect Sharon Schendel led club members on a tour of the Saphire lab.  We thanked LJI for its hospitality in our Happy Dollar collection, which raised $300 for the LJI Spark Fund, which provides research support for young researchers at LJI.